EMBODIED LIFE THERAPY CENTER
Hi, I am Kit.
I am driven by creative forces and general nerdiness. Since I can remember I have been painting, writing, researching topics for fun, or dancing. I enjoy writing poems, painting with watercolors, and dancing to post punk and industrial music. You might have guessed by now that much like Lydia Deetz, I too consider myself to be strange and unusual. So naturally, I am a fan of horror movies, and true crime podcasts. Fascinated with the human mind, these two forms of media allow me to ponder the darker side of psychology. I love cooking but recently my real passion has been baking. I never thought I would have the patience for baking but watching the Great British Baking show gave me the courage to try it out. I am always looking for the next baking project to tackle, it’s not always easy, but I do enjoy the challenge.
I have always felt drawn to helping others, listening to their stories, and creating a meaningful difference in their lives. For years, this took the form of working in the service industry and curating benefit art shows in my free time. It’s evolved into working with those who have experienced trauma, but particularly those who have experienced IPV and or narcissistic abuse. Although I have worked through similar issues in therapy, I would never pretend to know exactly what someone is going through. However, my own history and knowledge of trauma informed care allow me to empathize with clients in an authentic and nuanced manner. Working through the challenges linked to trauma, including re-building self-esteem, understanding negative self-talk, and coping with feelings of hopelessness can be intimidating and stressful. As a therapist, I am committed to helping others navigate and overcome these difficulties in a safe, calming and compassionate environment.
I am currently working on my Master of Social Work at Western New Mexico University. This internship is a part of that education. I have experience in conducting group therapy sessions where we explored healing through art therapy, breathing techniques as a coping mechanism and strategies to slow down and stay in the moment when feeling triggered. My education has focused on developing a strength based and trauma informed approach to clinical work. I am well versed in narrative therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and art therapy. During my time with ELTC I will be learning how to incorporate art therapy into individual sessions and learn more about IFS and other modalities. Through these treatment models and building the therapeutic alliance, I hope to empower clients towards the changes they wish to see in their own lives.
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